CNBC to Air Live Special, "CNBC Special Report: America's Economy Held Hostage," on Sunday, December 30th at 8pm ET

Sunday, 12/30/2012:

8:00 PM CNBC SPECIAL REPORT: AMERICA'S ECONOMY HELD HOSTAGE (pre-empts "Marijuana Inc." and "Billions Behind Bars")

With the fiscal cliff still looming over the American economy and the clock quickly ticking down, CNBC will broadcast a live special, "CNBC Special Report: America's Economy Held Hostage," on Sunday, December 30th beginning at 8PM ET. The special will be anchored by CNBC's Amanda Drury & Brian Sullivan from CNBC Global Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, NJ with live reports from CNBC's John Harwood and Eamon Javers in Washington, D.C., Steve Liesman from CNBC Headquarters and Rick Santelli at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

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